Skip to comments.Anthony Weiner: Don Juan in Hell
Posted on 06/01/2011 4:31:14 AM PDT by IbJensen
Does the Anthony Weiner affair mean anything? Some married congressman may or may not have sent a Twitter crouch shot of himself to a college girl on the other side of the country.
Snore. So what else is new? We all know that our male politicians left, right, gay, straight, or whatever suffer from overdoses of testosterone. Its almost the sole distinguishing characteristic of a profession that otherwise has no specific qualifications. Weiner himself had the reputation of being quite the playboy before he married the half-Indian, half-Pakistani Huma Abedin in 2008. So what if it hasnt really stopped, even to the degree he counts porn stars among the short list he follows on Twitter? How very French.
But wait. Thats the point, isnt it? Is this really the kind of behavior we Americans want from our public officials? When they lie in public about sex, how do we know they are not lying about other things?
Yes, I know Weiner has not yet been proven to have done anything, but his evasive behavior in response to questions is reminiscent of a long list of public figures from Bill Clinton to John Edwards to Eliot Spitzer to Mark Sanford to well, I could go on. Although these men were far from the first to commit adultery, they all have something in common that most do not. They lied about it to the American public while serving us as our elected officials. None of them could be honest until it was absolutely necessary, if they were then.
Weiner has all the earmarks of such a person, refusing to talk about what happened in a recent television interview while insisting on discussing the debt ceiling. Are we then supposed to take his comments on the debt seriously? Were we ever? Leaving aside that he is a ceaseless cheerleader for a political party that has yet to produce a budget that, after all, is a partisan decision, disingenuous as it may be Weiner is asking us to ignore one of the oldest of legal dictums, the Roman falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus. You lie about one thing and you lie about all.
An argument could be made, of course, that that makes a good portion of males (and a good portion of females as well) liars about everything. But there are degrees. And the way you respond to the revelation of your peccadilloes is a mark of your character.
In that sense, Weiner has failed miserably. The defensive mixture of entitlement and anger he displayed at the news conference Tuesday in response to many natural questions on his activities is, to put it mildly, unattractive. Like many Lotharios he finds it difficult to man up when the pressure is on. His Brooklyn constituents should be ashamed.
This may be a good teaching moment for America, just as the Strauss-Kahn affair should be for France. There is no reason we should elect such people. Their behavior is not cute, nor is it charmingly corrupt in New Orleans/Chicago fashion. These are our elected representatives at a moment, as Weiner himself reminded us, of serious economic crisis. We dont have time for people like him.
But we shouldnt feel sorry for Anthony Weiner. He may not achieve his lifelong goal of being mayor of New York, but, considering the values of our era, he could end joining his former colleague ex-Governor Spitzer as a host on CNN.
One last thing: Twitter has been touted as great tool of democracy. Sometimes it is (Iran). But sometimes its more like a faux-democracy with all kinds of propaganda, distortion and, naturally, marketing flying back and forth in short unsubstantiated bursts. If a public official goes on Twitter, he or she does so at their (and our!) peril. Imagine, for example, if a real Hacker (not a Weiner pretend hacker) found his way into the direct message tweets between, say, a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and his paramour
Need I say more?
Why would she need a picture of a Weiner’s crouch? Look at that nose!
“Crouching Twitter, Hidden Weiner”?
His constituents probably love him and will most likely,
almost unanimously, return him to office.
(If it were a Republican or Conservative involved in this, there would have been a never-ending chorus in the press for him to leave the Congress.)
What a naive statement! Whether it's licit or illicit sex, most people do not put their sex life on the public stage.
There is no way “Tough Tony” would send something like that to a GIRL!
LOL. That’s a good one.
He wants to run for mayor of NYC.He has the Jewish vote,the gay vote and the arab vote.He was just reaching out (Ahem)
for the black vote.
What is a "Crouch" shot?
Is that anything like a "crotch?"
Stick a fork in him, he’s done.
this is the first time I’ve heard Huma described as Indian-Pakistani...Other reports have listed her as Saudi muslim
And why trust a politician who cannot keep his marriage vows to his wife, to keep his oath to protect the best interests of the anonymous public?
Has Weiner voted to censure any other congressman for immoral behavior?
I am losing faith in women fast if a ladies are routinely attracted to that little dweeb. He reeks with queer.
Wiener a playboy? He's the personification of the pencil-necked geek. He exemplies the adage that 'politics is show biz for ugly people'. If he was a playboy, it really does show that power is the ultimate aphrodiasiac.
“There is no way Tough Tony would send something like that to a GIRL!”
I agree. I say he is gay.
Maybe he thought he was about to be outed, and needed to convince everyone he was just as normal sleazy as most of the real heteros in congress.
Maybe he’ll get a couple of goddesses and go on tour....
It does appear that Rep. Weiner has gotten himself into a little pickle with this incident, doesn’t it?
Anyone who votes for him, apparently doesn’t care.
I love watching that little Weiner squirm. LOL!!
“this is the first time Ive heard Huma described as Indian-Pakistani...Other reports have listed her as Saudi muslim”
Abedin was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her father was of Indian descent and was an Iranian scholar who died when she was 17 years old, and her Pakistani born mother is a professor in Saudi Arabia. At the age of two, her family relocated to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Abedin returned to the United States to attend George Washington University.
I DON’T GET IT. His wife is beautiful. The receipeint of the twitter was a real bow-wow.
Wiener clearly needs to get some coaching from Der Slickmeister. Wiener’s a terrible liar and prevaricator. Dems are even having a tough time defending him.
O’Reilly’s body language reader is going to have a hay day with that joke of an interview yesterday.
His wife is beautiful. The recipient of the twitter was a real bow-wow.
The twitter gal is busty, young, and plausibly horny. Not as likely to appear in Vogue as his wife, but think: “Monica.”
Do you think little Weiner was still excited from his encounter with Barnie Queer earlier in the head?
He seems to like non-caucasians or women with a more exotic look. In the photo I saw, the recipient looked more buxom than his wife.
I wonder how long after he took his marriage vows, he was on the prowl again?
Huma is used to the ‘good life’. She’s not going to be cheap in a settlement.
Unless they happen to be gay. Then, it defines their whole existence.
Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, was Hillary’s long time “girl Friday” so perhaps he is looking for what he isn’t getting at home.
My disdain for Weiner hit its peak when he was interviewed by Megyn Kelly and insisted that people who earned money over their lifetime had no right to pass it on to whom they wished because “they’re dead”.
I wonder why this jackass pronounces his name as ‘weener’?
WeIner is properly pronounced ‘whyner’.
Huma was assumed to be a lesbian like her mistress. The puzzle is why a Jewish leftist would wed a muslim? Perhaps Weener has a death wish.
As far as Weiners name is concerned, if it was mine I'd have changed it so long ago no one would remember.
“I am losing faith in women fast if ladies are routinely attracted to that little dweeb”.
NOT ALL WOMEN! Although I cannot nor will not speak for all lady FReepers, let me be the first one to say NOT EVEN IF you held a gun to my head. There... you have your faith back.
Even better, if I were named that, I would go “all Austrian” -
it’s “Viner”, thank you very much.
Yes the guy is so obnoxious its just poetic justice that he has gotten himself into this mess. If he is not guilty he sure acts guilty.
Thank you so much. I feel much better already. Reminds me of a line in a movie, "I harken back to the days where men were men and the women were glad of it."
Progressives are becoming very tiresome.
If the people of New York City elect this guy, New York City will become a bastion of tiresome, psychotic,
adolescent, Progressive antics.
Believe me, real women love real men. I can honestly say that FReeper women in particular love real men.
cooking in his own juices, the smell of weasel roasting...
How about a knife?
I had a friend with a nose equal to the size of Weiner's. He always was flanked by beautiful women. When I asked him why that was the case, he responded, tapping his nose... ..."This nose never goes soft".
Huma was born in Kalamazoo. Her dad was ethnically Indian but had been an Iranian National before migrating to Michigan with her mother. Her mother was a Pakistani national prior to migrating to Michigan. Her father died when she was young. When she was 2, her mother immigrated to Saudi Arabia and was a professor there — Huma went along. When Huma was ready for college (doubtless in-state tuition etc) she came back to the US and went to college and then to an intership in the Clinton administration. From there to Hillary’s campaign.
Her mother has been a muslim studies professor elsewhere and on all sorts of action committees etcetera since her stint as a professor in Saudi Arabia.
He said "dic..." Huh-huh... huh-huh...
I knew a preacher that had a saying, "What you win them with is what you win them to. . ."
Don't know if I want to be loved for the talents of my nose. I think I'll stick to more conventional methods . . . but that is funny!
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